Posts By: Crystal Lehouillier

Save Time In The Spring – Fertilize In The Fall!

Surface fall applied fertilizer has been shown to remain in the soil and is available for plant uptake for all crop types. Nitrogen is a significant component of proteins which are essential for growth. Nitrogen must be in the root zone and available for uptake as crops enter into their rapid growth period.  Therefor nitrogen... read more

Managing for high yield potential with MANIPULATOR

  For years producers in Western Canada have had to walk the line between cereal yields that are increased by added nitrogen only to be lost due to lodged crops. Lodging leads to uneven maturation, reduced photosynthesis, a loss of grain quality and difficulty harvesting. The soil structure and integrity is also compromised as multiple... read more

iFARM – Taking Precision Agronomy to the Next Level

  We are past the point that we wonder if fungicides work or not, we know they do. Customers ask us all the time “So, what is next? What can I do now to increase my yields even more?” We have a solution. We need to be more precise in what we do. This means... read more

Storing Tough Grains

Proper grain storage to prevent spoilage and grain losses is highly dependent on an effective grain storage system. Storage structures must be designed and maintained to protect grain from weather, bird, animal, insect, and mite and mold damage.  Grain that is to be stored for any length of time must be kept uniformly cool and... read more

Fall Control of Weeds

Weeds are always a pain no matter what time of the year it is. To help control weeds ahead of time, fall applications can save you time when the push to seed comes about in the spring. This in turn allows for your crops to get the upper hand on the weeds in the spring... read more

Post-Harvest Weed Control & Frost

Once harvest is complete, it is still important to consider what is happening in the field. Perennial, biennial and winter annual weeds are still active through the fall due to their growth habits. Harvested fields allow these weeds to grow competition-free and prepare to overwinter. Fall applications of herbicide can control these weeds while they... read more

When Should You Swath (Canola, Wheat, Peas, Barley)?

Canola Research shows that the optimum stage to swath canola is when you have up to 60% seed colour change (SCC) showing on the main stem.  By delaying swathing on any variety to the 60% SCC can improve yield and quality through increased seed size, reduced green seed and higher oil content.  This also will... read more

True Loose Smut in Your Wheat

True loose smut is a fungal disease that begins within the seed. It has little to no signs or symptoms until heading out occurs and can cause unsurmountable economic losses depending on the rate of infection. Grain grown with smut infected seed is considered empty grain for it will have no worth. True loose smut... read more

Swede Midge

Swede Midge has been identified on a Meota area field, marking the first time it has been confirmed west of Prince Albert. Swede Midge started as a problem in Ontario in 2000, and with levels gradually building up over the years, led to the complete decimation of canola fields. Growers in Ontario blame Swede Midge... read more

2014 Showcase Plot Forum Book

  2014 Canola Showcase Forum Plot book This is the book that was handed out at the Meota 2014 Canola Showcase Forum. Held on July 30th, 2014.